At this critical moment for the future of Europe, industry is back in the political limelight. Technological transformation, increasingly fierce global competition and concerns over jobs and skills are stoking fears that Europe is losing the race for industrial leadership. How can the EU safeguard its companies’ competitiveness? By intervening to protect ‘strategic’ sectors from foreign investment? By clearing the way for European champions to compete with state-funded Chinese giants?
And can such approaches continue to reflect the values of openness, innovation and free and fair competition on which European technology companies have built their success in recent decades? Because in fact the EU is already an industrial leader, albeit on different terms to the US or China. Europe’s strength lies in industrial ecosystems that are home to countless technology champions driving innovation across sectors. And these innovations can transform our biggest challenges into opportunities for a greener, more liveable and more prosperous future for EU citizens.
Join us to discuss how the EU can build on its industries’ strengths towards 2030 and beyond, as the global competitive landscape is fundamentally redrawn.
Conference "Reinventing Europe's Industrial Leadership"
C-level representatives of Europe’s technology industries will share their experiences of what is enabling and hindering leadership on the ground in their companies – and will discuss the way forward with policy makers.
Check out the updated programme here and see the confirmed speakers below:
CTO of the Year Europe award ceremony
Recognising the continent’s most prominent technology leaders, the CTO of the Year Europe award is designed to highlight the role of technology and innovation as drivers of European growth and prosperity. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and vote for the winners of the 2019 CTO of the Year Europe edition. Check out the finalists here.
Original networking reception
A creative networking reception will round out the event, giving guests a unique opportunity to meet with senior industry leaders from across Orgalim’s European network.
Orgalim 65 Years Anniversary Dinner
On the evening of 12 November, we invite you to join us for a special anniversary dinner celebrating 65 years since Orgalim was founded. The dinner will take place at La Chaufferie, right next to the Arsenal venue.
Policy Committees Meetings and Business Agenda
After inspiring discussions with senior representatives from our industry and policy makers, the committee meetings and business agenda will give us a fora to translate the conclusions into actions and ensure Orgalim is equipped to help policy makers reinvent Europe's industrial leadership, by shaping a future that's good for Europe, for the people and for the planet.